It's Your Life And It's Fine For It To Be Like Chaos

It's Your Life And It's Fine For It To Be Like Chaos

It's what matters most...

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I was fortunate to attend Jordan lee Dooley book signing this past week and I was able to learn some things about myself and my journey as I was listening to Jordan talk. Something that she said in her talk was about seasons. In seasons of life, we have to show up to go up, meaning that we have to wake up and go live our lives. Even if that means going to work or school, it needs to happen one way or another.

There was also something that I learned from her as well. Through these seasons, I may not be happy in all moments that I come across. But that doesn't mean there aren't going to be moments where I can't learn and grow from. Yes, it may be hard at times to do my work and classes, but I get it done to the best of my ability. I am lucky to have the support that I have though with my family and friends in person and through the phone when happy and sad moments occur. Without their support, it would be an even messier life that I have now (and that is saying a heck of a lot lol).

And that's what matters the most, that it gets done even if thorough out the "season" that it is messy. Life can be messy, but it's our life. We can decide what we do and how we react to what happens to us despite us not being able to control what happens to us. It is in God's plan as to what happens to us before it happens, so we sometimes have to roll with the freaking punches when obstacles come our way, big or small in size.

Obstacles can be like a grade you receive in class or something happening in your family that you can't control. But sometimes within the obstacles, you have to laugh at the moment even if it's at yourself. Laughter is the best kind of medicine anyways, it helps and comes into play when your life is messier than its usual self when you are trying to climb the ladder to success which is not related to bop to the top from high school musical (I promise it's not, I truly just like the saying and what is stands for in life).

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20 Things I'd Do If The Concept Of Time Was Abolished

If only our lives weren't limited by time.

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Recently, news outlets have been reporting on how the people of Sommarøy, a Norwegian island located north of the arctic circle, would like to remove the concept of time. This is largely in part due to the fact that the sun does not set during much of the summer nor does it rise during the winter. The inhabitants of Sommarøy do not have rigidly separated days and nights like the rest of the world and can be found doing normal daytime activities at 2 am in the summers.

They also would like to take clocks out of their society. Although this lifestyle might seem impractical to the rest of us, I couldn't help but wonder what it would be like to live in a world where time is irrelevant, in regards to the concept AND the physical effects of its passing. This newfound information gave rise to ideas of things (some simple, some whimsical) I'd do if the concept of time did not exist and we had as much time to do the things we wanted.

1. Live on a ship at sea.

2. Watch a flower grow from a seed to its death.

3. Apply as much makeup as desired without being late.

4. Retake my favorite college courses and participate as fully as I possibly can, including the completion of every single reading and film.

5. Take a non-stop trip through every country in the world.

6. Learn to play and fully master every single musical instrument in existence.

7. Watch a full rotation of Earth around the sun from space.

8. Live by myself in a cabin at the edge of the woods a la Thoreau.

9. Reread every single book that shaped my childhood.

10. Have a brief conversation with every old friend.

11. Re-drink that first sip of the perfect cup of coffee.

12. Observe how the tides change with the lunar cycle.

13. Learn as many languages as possible.

14. Sit at the beach and listen to music for days.

15. Train for an Olympic event.

16. Write a detailed, thorough analysis of every track in my favorite movie soundtracks.

17. Take a photo of every interesting place I visit and every little nook I find peace in and make a physical photo album.

18. Cook food without burning it.

19. Watch a star's life cycle from birth to death.

20. Replay the feeling of coming home.

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